Published Oct 29, 2010Influential California pop punk crew Descendents have gone strong as a unit since 1978. But in 2004, they released their Cool to Be You album and took a hiatus. Now, due to some last-minute changes at the Austin, TX-based Fun Fun Fun Fest, they will be returning to the stage.
In a press release, Fun Fun Fun founder Graham Wilson said, "I really can't believe it. The Descendents were one of those bands on my dream list that I thought I would never get to book... A week ago, we had no idea what we were going to do, and now we couldn't be more happy."
Descendents will headline the festival, which runs from November 5 to 7 at the Waterloo Park. They will play on Sunday, November 7. Other acts billed for the weekend include Bad Religion, the Bronx, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Deerhunter, Best Coast, Cap'n Jazz, Washed Out, Municipal Waste and many others. More information can be found here.
Descendents are filling in for former headliners Devo, who were forced to cancel all of their upcoming American tour dates when the band's Bob Mothersbaugh sustained a brutal hand injury, with a shard of glass slicing his thumb down to the bone. He had to receive immediate surgery and, while he will make a full recovery, cannot play any shows for a while.
In addition to the Austin appearance, Descendents have revealed that they will play three shows in Australia this December. Hopefully that means they're back for good, and can return to stages in Canada sometime soon.
11/7 Austin, TX - Waterloo Park (Fun Fun Fun Fest)
12/17 Melbourne, Australia - Melbourne Showgrounds
12/18 Sydney, Australia- Quarter Moore Park
12/19 Brisbane, Australia - RNA Showgrounds